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Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Dinner, Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini

Don’t know what to eat during dinner in the Phase 2 of your Fast Metabolism Diet? Here is an amazing recipe for a Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini.

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini (Protein, Veggies)

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 1 cup minced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 cup pepperoncini juice
  • 1 tsp, black pepper
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp. dry mustard, such as Colemans
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli, spinach, or asparagus

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients except the vegetables in a SLOW COOKER.
  2. Simmer on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  3.  Serve with the steamed broccoli, spinach, or asparagus.

 

Source: Haylie Pomroy

 

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Lunch, Cumin Beef Kebabs

Fast Metabolism Diet‘s Phase 2 cuts out carbohydrate-rich foods and fruits with a lot of natural sugar needed on Phase 1. Instead, this phase will focus on lean proteins and alkalizing vegetables that can build muscle and stimulate your liver. This will then help increase the food you can consume down the road.

Cumin Beef Kebabs

Phase 2: Lunch, Cumin Beef Kebabs

If you are searching for recipes you can eat in this part of the Fast Metabolism Diet, here is a dish perfect for your lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Lean Beef Sirloin, well trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into 16 wedges
  • 16 Small Whole Mushrooms

Directions:

  • Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl.
  • Season generously with pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes before you grill (you’ll need about 8 skewers).
  • Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high heat.
  • Thread beef, onions, and mushrooms onto skewers.
  • Grill or broil, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes for medium-rare

Cumin Beef Kebabs Nutrition per serving:

  • 288 Calories;
  • 17g Fat (52.4% calories from fat);
  • 25g Protein;
  • 10g Carbohydrate;
  • 2g Dietary Fiber;
  • 72mg Cholesterol;
  • 1069mg Sodium.

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Breakfast, Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

The Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, which is also called the Protein Phase, is on Wednesday and Thursday. During these days, you are not allowed to have any fruit, grains of any kind, and no added fat such as olive oil, nuts, and avocados.

Phase 2 also limits you to a narrow range of lean proteins and white and green vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, green beans, etc.

If you’re confused on what to eat in the morning, here is a Spinach and Mushroom Scramble breakfast recipe:

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble. Photo: hayliepomroy.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons organic vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and when hot, cook the ingredients for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and the bacon cooked. Serve immediately.
  2. *Tip: I love this meal so much that I’ve been known to double the portion, have one for breakfast, and split the second over two Phase 2 snacks (because remember, your portions for protein is half the size for snacks).

 

Sources: Haylie Pomroy, Glamorable

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

PHASE 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups brown rice fusilli
  • 16 ounces chicken sausage
  • 2 cups cubed zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, being careful to not overcook the pasta. When the pasta is done, strain and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken sausage into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Preheat a large nonstick skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir in the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook on medium heat until lightly browned.
  4. Incorporate the zucchini, broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3–5 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until warmed through. Serve immediately. Enjoy this with a small dinner salad.
NUTRITIONAL INFO:
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Calories: 588.7
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.0 mg
  • Sodium: 576.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 91.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

Source: Haylie Pomroy: Metabolism Whisperer, Spark Recipes

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap & Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

PHASE 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap
 White Bean Wrap Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Reduced Sodium Cannellini Beans, drained
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tortillas/wraps
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Place half the beans in a medium bowl; mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Stir in remaining whole beans, tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread on the wrap and roll up.

PHASE 1: Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups mixed fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, kiwi

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Thread fruit onto wooden skewers. Place on a plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve (the fruit will be completely frozen in about 3 hours).

 

Source: She Wears Many Hats, Haylie Pomroy

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Breakfast, Cinnamon-Apple Pancakes

CINNAMON-APPLE PANCAKES

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Makes 20 pancakes.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl, stir together the baking mix and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, then fold in the diced apple.
  3. In a hot non-stick skillet, drop about 1/3 cup of the batter, and smooth out to make eight 3-inch pancakes. Cook until small bubbles appear and the underside of the pancake is a light golden brown.
  4. Flip and cook for a minute more. Serve with Quick Apple Compote.

Nutritional Information (approximately 1 pancake):

  • Calories: 43
  • Fat: .5
  • Fiber: .25
  • Protein: 1.5
  • Carbs: 7

 

Source: hayliepomroy.comloseweightbyeating.com

9 Foods That Help Boost Metabolism

Increasing your metabolism plays a major role in losing weight. A faster metabolism helps you with digestion and even helps burn fat while you are sleeping.

Here are foods that help boost metabolism while maintaining a healthier lifestyle:

Ginger– used as a digestive aid since ancient times. It soothes the stomach and reduces inflammation in the digestive tracts which contributes to a flatter and healthier-looking tummy. Chop into a stir fry or drink as a tea in order to fully gain its effects.

Green Tea– one of its ingredients is caffeine, a stimulant that raises your heart rate and compels your system to burn calories faster. Aim for three 8-ounce cups a day.

Coffee– same as the green tea, its caffeine increase your metabolism. It can also jump-start lipolysis, the breakdown of fat in the body. Drink at least 1 or 2 cups a day.

Spices– cayenne, garlic, cinnamon, etc. Spices are one of the best ways to keep your metabolic rates high. Some spices such as black pepper, mustard seeds, powdered onion enable the body to burn up to 1,000 more calories daily.

Asparagus– high in vitamin B which naturally aids a healthy metabolism. It is also high in fiber and other antioxidants, helping you maintain your insulin levels and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Berries– full of beauty-boosting antioxidants and packed with fiber essential for staving off hunger pangs.

Olive Oil– healthy monosaturated fats like olive oil can actually aid the body in burning calories. But, to get a benefit, you have to replace other types of fat like cream or butter with olive oil and consume it in limited quantities.

Coconut water– a super-hydrator that helps disrupt your metabolism.

Water– because your body cannot burn calories efficiently when dehydrated. Drink at least 8-ounce glasses a day.

Be sure to compliment these foods with a healthy lifestyle and a good exercise routine to gain lasting benefits.

 

Source: TheSeriousfitness

 

 

 

Shaved Rutabaga and Turnip Salad

Shaved Rutabaga and Turnip Salad

Rutabagas are nutty vegetables with naturally sweet flavor that remains tasty in different kinds of ways of cooking whether be it sauteed, baked, and fried among others. On the other hand, a turnip tastes kind of bland alone but is a good addition to many popular salads known to the world. This Phase 1 recipe mixes the bitter and bright effects of Rutabaga and Turnips combined in one dish and is also a good side dish to meaty meals.

Ingredients:

1 small rutabaga (1 lb.)
2 medium turnips (about 10 oz. total)
1 Tbs. rice vinegar
1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
Kosher salt
2 medium-sized onion chives, trimmed and thinly sliced on the diagonal (keep white and green parts separate)
1 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions:

  1. Trim the root and stem ends of the rutabaga, peel the skin off, and slice it to form 1-inch-thick pieces of slabs that are cut lengthwise.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the peeled rutabaga and turnip measuring up to 2 cups each.
  3. Mix together the vinegar, mustard, and salt. Toss in the rutabaga and leave for 15 minutes. Add in turnip and the whites of the onion chives, toss, mix thoroughly and leave for about 5 minutes. Add parsley, green part of the onion chives, toss gently to mix, and serve.

 

Asparagus with Sole Fillet

Asparagus with Sole Fillet

This recipe perfectly fits your summer time outdoor meals while soaking in the water at the beach or at your backyard pool. Aside from combined goodness of Asparagus and Sole, the instructions for this recipe is very easy to follow.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1 lb Sole Fillets (4 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea Salt(to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cut asparagus into 3-inch pieces. Boil in a saucepan for 5 minutes and drain water.
  2. Season skin of sole fillets with salt and lemon on each side.
  3. Place asparagus spears at one end of each fillet and roll them up with asparagus spears inside. Use toothpicks to keep it intact.
  4. Put fillets in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over fillets.
  6. Bake dish at 400 degrees Fahrenheit in an oven for about 15 minutes while basting fish every 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Blueberry Pear Smoothie

Blue Berry Pear

This Phase 1 smoothie is packed with superfood ingredients that are both delicious and an awesome way to start the day! It would also be a delicious afternoon snack. Cheers to good health, and being the best version of you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups rice milk, chilled
  • 2 ripe pears, core, and skin removed
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ice

Instructions:

  1. Pour chilled rice milk initially into a blender.
  2. Wash with water pears and remove core and skin.
  3. Add pears, blueberries, and ice cubes into the blender.
  4. Blend on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes until mixture becomes creamy and has a uniform texture.
  5. Pour into 2 large glasses. Serve and enjoy!

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